Tags: Girl Guides

Operation Christmas Child: Christian fundamentalism, gift-wrapped

Operation Christmas Child: Christian fundamentalism, gift-wrapped

Posted: Thu, 12 Nov 2015 by Stephen Evans

The Operation Christmas Child 'shoebox' appeal is a front for a project to convert children in predominantly Muslim countries to literalist Christianity. Parents should give it a wide berth, argues Stephen Evans.

My heart sank this week when picking my daughter... Read More »

Tags: Charity, Christmas, Girl Guides, Samaritans Purse

Why the Guides’ new Promise is something to be celebrated

Why the Guides’ new Promise is something to be celebrated

Posted: Thu, 20 Jun 2013 by Stephen Evans

The reaction to the Girlguides decision to amend their promise has been greeted in some quarters as if it signals the end of the world.

Some Christian commentators have sought to portray this as yet another 'attack on Christianity'. It is of course nothing... Read More »

Tags: Girl Guides

Take part in the Scouts and Girl Guides consultations on the promise

Take part in the Scouts and Girl Guides consultations on the promise

Posted: Tue, 08 Jan 2013 by Stephen Evans

Despite describing themselves as "open and inclusive" organisations, both the Scouts and the Girl Guides currently insist that new members take a 'Promise' that includes a religious oath. However, this could all be about to change.

The Scouts have launched... Read More »

Tags: Girl Guides, Scouts